Chef Mark visits Winterlake Lodge on Alaska’s Iditarod Trail

In Adventure, Alaska Travelgram by scott

Chef Mark Tafoya from the Remarkable Palate came up to cook with Kirsten Dixon of Winterlake Lodge

We love Winterlake.It’s out at Milepost 198 on the Iditarod Trail. In fact, the dogs run right through Carl and Kirsten’s front yard! Last month, we flew out to the lodge with Rust’s Flying Service from Lake Hood.

Carl met the plane, a deHavilland Beaver, with a cup of coffee for our pilot and two snowmachines with trailers for us and our gear. In fact, we had so much junk that Carl had to come back for another load.

Kirsten loves to do culinary weekends at the lodge. Folks come from all over the world to “unplug” at the lodge. There’s a wellness room with daily Yoga classes so you can get all limbered up for the day’s activities. You can mush a dog team, go on a snowmachine tour, go cross-country skiing or snow-shoeing. Or you can sit by the fire and read a book.

But you won’t go hungry! Kirsten and her staff do a wonderful job of making great meals so you have enough energy to do what must be done–even if it’s just a game of ping-pong in the bar!

Check out Chef Mark’s video. It’ll make you want to go to Winterlake Lodge. You won’t be disappointed! 

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